Denise Donatelli, a 2-time Grammy nominated and critically acclaimed Savant recording artist, has become one of today’s premiere jazz vocalists. Denise's GRAMMY nominations include her 2012 release SOUL SHADOWS for Best Jazz Vocal Album and her 2010 release When Lights are Low — which received two Grammy nominations, one for Best Jazz Vocal Album and another for Best Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist for pianist and collaborator Geoffrey Keezer for his arrangement of Don't Explain.
Denise’s four recordings, Soul Shadows (Savant Records, September 2012), When Lights are Low (Savant Records 2010), What Lies Within (Savant Records 2008), and In the Company of Friends (Jazzed Media 2005), have consistently topped the National Jazz Week radio charts. Her Grammy Nominated recording When Lights are Low peaked at #2 and remained on the chart for 23 weeks. It resurfaced 28 weeks later where it remained for another 7 weeks. Soul Shadows is another collaboration with 2-time Grammy nominated pianist, composer, arranger, Geoffrey Keezer. KSJS- FM Radio Programmer, Dr. Brad Stone considers Soul Shadows to be “Simply her best work to date!”
Denise also appears as guest vocalist on Grammy Award Winner Bill Cunliffe's Christmas recording, That Time of Year. (2011).
In addition to Denise’s 2010 and 2012 Grammy Nominations, The Los Angeles Jazz Society has honored Denise with their 2012 Jazz Vocalist of the Year award.
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Denise Donatelli possesses that rare combination - sensuous tone,
pitch and great jazz sensibility. She is truly an awesome jazz vocalist! ~
There’s absolutely nothing shadowy but plenty sublime in Denise
latest recording, Soul Shadows. ~ Nick Mondello, Jazz Times
“An impressive showcase for Donatelli’s virtuosity and sheer musicianship
Donatelli slides between the role of singer and musician with the cool
acrobatics of an athlete.“ ~ John McDonough, DOWNBEAT
The Keezer-Donatelli collaboration proves to be a winning combination
again as the Grammy attention about When Lights are Low most certainly